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Entomological equipment

A photograph of someone emptying a moth trap

You don't need an expensive moth trap to find insects, even nocturnal ones.

Information on capture, collecting and recording techniques relevant to particular types of insects can be found in the insect orders section of this Web site.

Field equipment can be as cheap or as expensive as you like - many entomologists make their own equipment cheaply. The most important thing is to get out of the house and explore your surroundings. Insects can be found everywhere so, wherever you are, you can do some entomology!

The basic essentials for entomological field work include:

Depending on which insects you want to study, and what exactly you might want to do, other equipment might include the following:

Related links: Insect nets and beating trays

Next: Entomology courses